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News vacuum in the dark ages

Posted by: | October 2, 2012 | No Comment |

People have always had an innate desire to know what’s going on around them. As Professor Klein worded it in class, “News doesn’t like a vacuum.” When their need for information is not fulfilled, people become very nervous and frightened. Take the Dark Ages, for example. Literacy was much lower in this time period than […]

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A scribal culture is dominated by religious doctrine and authority, while a university culture generates knowledge through education and innovative thinking. Martin Luther, a highly prolific figure that we have studied lately, came of age during a time when university culture was immerging. As he underwent a spiritual transformation from within, so did most of Europe. […]

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